Daily Voting News For December 20, 2006

Published: Fri 22 Dec 2006 09:16 AM
Daily Voting News For December 20, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
Today's news is dominated with reports from Sarasota County and the first day of court hearings to determine the path of action that will be followed in the disputed Buchanan-Jennings congressional race. Yesterday experts for Jennings and the voters testified about why the machines are at fault. The hope is that the judge will allow an expert to spend a couple weeks reviewing the ES source code. Of course ES is doing all it can to stop anyone from taking a peak under the hood. Today ES's only expert, a political science professor, testified under cross examination that in his opinion if there had been no problems Jennings would have won. ES fielded NO computer scientist to testify that there were no problems with the software but that is not unexpected as they wouldn't really want to expose anyone to the possibility of cross examination where they would probably take a beating. Court is done. Both sides have until noon on Friday to submit their closing statements in writing and then it's up to the judge whether the experts get to look at the source-code....
National: EFF taps e-voting security guru Ed Felten for board LINK
National: Larger Audits Required to Confirm 2006 US House Races LINK
California: Riverside County - Tell county you want integrity in your voting LINK
Colorado: Weld County - Illegal vote casts pall on race
Dacono mayor’s son, a felon, submitted ballot in contest decided by single vote LINK
Connecticut: Voting Machines' Audit Reported LINK
Florida: Touch-screen ballots inspire unease LINK
Florida: FL-13 - State backs machines tested in D-13 audit LINK
Florida: FL-13 - ACLU sees clear case for a revote in disputed District 13 election LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Jennings to protest to Congress
The investigation could take a long time; Buchanan likely to be seated provisionally LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Jennings to contest race as fight goes on over voting machines LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Jennings finalizes election contest for House filing LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Jennings asks Congress for investigation and possibly a revote LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Democratic candidate files appeal asking Congress to investigate Sarasota voting problems LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Congress asked to intervene in Fla. race LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Voting Machine Glitch Likely, Expert Testifies LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - MIT professor says machine error explains missing votes LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Suit asks to see inside vote machine LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Disputed Sarasota election case goes back to court LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Expert: Machine setup caused Sarasota `undervote' LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings, Buchanan camps spar over voting machine source codes LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Academics argue for review of voting machine source code LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings presents case for review of voting machines LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota election contest continues LINK
Georgia: Public Hearing On Paper Trail Machines LINK
Georgia: Voting officials evaluate paper-trail machines LINK
Kansas: Sedgwick County - A Close Election Race Headed For a Recount LINK
Kansas: Sedgwick County - Recount ordered in state representative race LINK
Maryland: Lawmakers focus on voting issues LINK
New Jersey: Atlantic County - Absentee ballots abused LINK
New York: Opinion - Vote of no confidence
N.Y.'s reluctance to certify new machines can minimize future election problems. LINK
New York: An Alternative Plan for New York State’s Voting Machines LINK
Ohio: Voting law made few big waves LINK
Pennsylvania: Chester County - The Count in Chester County LINK
Pennsylvania: Chester County - Royer leading in Chesco recount
The endgame for control of the state House is nearing. Almost half of the ballots were hand-counted yesterday. LINK
Utah: Paper vote may return to towns LINK
**"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or Scoop.**
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